Recipe of the month – Toebroodjie

Hopefully you’ve dusted off the old BBQ and are checking your favourite weather app daily, patiently waiting for the perfect day to throw on a few sausages.

This month’s recipe is going to be the perfect accompaniment for your next BBQ or in this case, we best say braai.

What is a ‘braai’ you ask?

Noun – braai (plural braais)
A barbecue, the Afrikaans (South African language) word for grill.
An open outdoor grill built specifically for the purpose of braaing.
A social meeting, including the braaing of meat.

Now that that’s out the way, let’s get to the recipe. We’re going to help you make a Toebroodjie (pronounced: to-brood-kie), again we apologise as this is another Afrikaans word meaning sandwich.

Toebroodjie on the braai
Warning: look away if you don’t do sweet and savoury together.


  • 2 slices of seeded brown bread (you can use any bread you like but this will be the most delicious)
  • Grated mature cheddar
  • 1 red onion
  • Apricot jam
  • Butter


  • Slice the bread if it isn’t already sliced
  • Butter the outside of the bread so that it doesn’t stick to the grill
  • Thinly slice the onion
  • Grate the cheese
  • Smear a generous amount of apricot jam on the unbuttered side of the bread
  • Sprinkle on the cheese and red onions
  • Place the other piece of bread onto, buttered side facing out
  • Place on the BBQ (we mean braai)
  • Toast both sides until golden brown

Slice up your toasty (we mean toebroodjie) and serve with relish or chutney or just eat it while it’s hot. A message from our South African team mates… please don’t substitute the jam, it tastes best with apricot jam!


If you are a chef and would like to have your recipe featured on our blog, please email us the details and a high resolution image and we’d be happy to include it in our next newsletter and via our social channels.